The coal ministry is thinking of dropping the proposed removal of mineral exploration by private companies

Rajasthan government is planning to increase reserve area for mining activities by three times. At present the state government has given mining lease of 1,846 square km, which is 0.54 per cent of the total geographical area of the state. Now the government is going to increase it to 1.5 per cent in the new mining policy.

PANJIM: Demanding that amendment to the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulations (MMDR) Act 1957, pertaining to grant and renewal of leases should be carried out retrospectively, the Federati

Local steel mills bound to lift ore allotted to them at IBM fixed rate

As legal complications galore

Minerals are indispensable in modern industrial activities; infrastructure and manufacturing sectors, as indeed all sectors of economy. However, non-fuel materials (minerals and metals) have so far not received the same attention as have oil and natural gas.

‘Step taken by the State is valid as a right of pre-emption’

Orissa High Court on Wednesday upheld the State government’s circular of December 2012 in which the government had asked the mine owners in the State to supply half of their mine lumps to local standalone units.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Nalwaya Minerals India Pvt. Ltd. Vs State of Rajasthan Ors. dated 07/03/2014 regarding closure of mining activity of the Applicant, Rajasthan. The Applicant has been carrying on mining activity since 1963. Lastly, they were granted diversion permission for a period of ten years vide order dated 08.08.2000 vide annexure–8. Thereafter, upon expiry of the said period, the diversion permission has not been granted resulting closure of the mining activity of the Applicant.

The MMDR Bill had proposed sharing of miner's profits with the project-affected people amongst other things

The UPA's attempt to overhaul the law governing malpractice-ridden mining sector by replacing a 50-year-old legislation, has been wasted with the new mining bill lapsing. The Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Bill had proposed sharing of miner's profits with the project-affected people amongst other things, but with the last Lok Sabha being dissolved for elections, the Bill has lapsed.

The State Cabinet on Monday permitted the Lokayukta to probe the role of officials in the alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs. 642 crore in the government-owned Mysore Minerals Limited (MML).